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25 DIY Crafts for Kids To Do For Summer

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Looking for some ideas to occupy your kids for summer? Summer is the time when kids can waste a lot of time doing nothing and parents are bound to hear the dreaded “I’m bored” from time to time. If you want to keep your kids occupied, this list of Summer Crafts is sure to help. They are not only fun to do but it can also be very educational. It will keep kids entertained and also help kids develop creativity, improved their focusing skills, and help them building self-confidence on what simple accomplishment can bring. I am certain that kids are going to enjoy and adore these projects and I think even parents and adults will find it fun and exciting, too.


1. Painted Rock Crafts


With paints and rocks, let your kids create an amazing artwork that you can proudly display on your walls.

2. Straw Weaving


If you kid is not old enough for knitting, then this is the perfect alternative for creating bracelets and bookmarks.

3. Bottle Cap Bugs


Teach your kids the importance of recycling. Keep them busy for hours turning useless bottle caps into super cute bugs for your indoor or outdoor plants.

4. Balloon Bowls


Made from confetti and mod podge. Don’t have both, no problem, you can make confetti by cutting scrap paper into small pieces and glue in place of mod podge. You might have all the supplies needed at home!

5. Embellished Glasses


This will serve as a dual purpose craft. It will give your kid something fun to do and when they wear the glasses it will block harmful sunlight.

6. Finger Knitting


A fabulous craft to pass the time and doesn’t require any tools, all you need is a yarn.

7. Newspaper Forts


Want to keep your kids indoors? Help them built a wonderful newspaper fort inside.

8. Cardboard Marble Maze


This amazing project will not just give kids something to do, but also will provide them a great learning experience.

9. Yarn Fonts


Your kid will definitely love this fun project. They can create enough letters for their names and have it on their bedroom walls.

10. Sandpaper Printed T-Shirt


Let the kids work on their imaginative side to draw their own design onto a fine sandpaper and transfer it onto a t-shirt or any other cotton fabric.

11. Baby Conch-shell Gardens


This will require a bit of planning if you don’t have the supplies on hand but kids can enjoy it all summer long as they watch their little gardens grow.

12. Marshmallow Catapult


Entertained kids for few hours with a marshmallow catapulting contest.

13. Superhero Terrarium


This will catch your little boy’s attention and have a great display for his room. If you have a little girl use girl’s action figure or small plastic dolls.

14. Ribbon Bookmark


Sewing skills required for this great craft is easy enough for you young daughter and she would definitely enjoy this. Also, these could be a great gift.

15. Shadowbox Collage


Pick and choose things that interest him or her and let them express their creativity with this project.

16. DIY Lava Lamps


A fun activity that you and your kid can enjoy in the summer when the weather is nice.

17. Grass Head Monster


A perfect way to give the kids some nature education plus they will love growing their own little grass head monster.

18. Future Artist – Tape Painting


Great for all ages! Make a design with painter’s tape on a canvas and let you kids do the painting.

19. Kaleidoscopes for Kids


This project will provide your kids the thrill of summer, starting from making it and then using it.

20. Glove Monsters


Have gloves that you kid has outgrown? Give it a new adorable purpose that your kids can enjoy. 

21. Recycled Chunky Crayons


Kids will enjoy turning their broken crayons into adorable shapes and sizes and reuse it over and over.

22. Secret Messages Activity


Very simple but totally fun and will never fail to surprise your little one.

23. Beautiful Beads From Recycled Newspaper


A great project for the pre-teens and teens as it requires some use of the stove and can definitely teach them some beauty from recycling.

24. Painting on Wet Glue


Great for kids of all ages! A very simple technique to create a beautiful sun catcher.

25. DIY Traditional Kite


Kite is the perfect way to pass the summer days. Kids would love and enjoy making and decorating their own traditional kite, then have plenty of time watching it soar into the sky. 

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